Coach Development Pathway

Recommended for all
DBS
Play it Safe

This course is for any volunteer, coach or match official who is working or has responsibility for children and vulnerable adults within rugby. Identifying best practice, it provides information and guidance on the responsibilities and support available for ensuring children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded appropriately.

Link to RFU safeguarding-courses page
TWRFC Provided HSE First Aid Course TWRFC run our own HSE First-Aid at Work courses at St. Mark's which are open to all coaches, and volunteer parents. Courses will be announced to coach distribution list, and facebook members group

U7
U8
U9
U10
U11
U12
U13
England Rugby Coaching Award
Rugby Ready

The Rugby Ready course is targeted at coaches and match officials and provides information on the importance of sufficient and appropriate preparation for training and playing while reducing the risk of serious injury. TWRFC currently ask that all U9s coaches and above complete rugby-ready.

Age Group Specific Quilter Kids First CPD Courses

These workshops will help coaches to understand the Kids First philosophy and how to develop players movement skills, coach through adaptive games, game management and refereeing specific to each age grade progression from TAG through to transition to 15 a side.

Online Modules: U7 - U8 - U9 - U10 - U11 - U12

Quilter Kids First Refereeing Children

This course has been designed specifically for those who wish to start their refereeing career by refereeing children (U7-U13). This course will provide you with a solid basis on which you can continue to build and improve your skills as a referee of children. Before attending the course participants should complete Kids First Refereeing Children Online test.

Principles of Scrummaging

The Principles of Scrummaging CPD aims to increase the number of players able to play in the scrum, particularly the front row. This course has a blend of theory and practical and will look at exploring England Rugby’s principles of scrummaging, looking at recent developments in scrum coaching and match officiating.


U14
U15
U16
U18
ADULT
England Rugby Coaching Award
England Rugby Refereeing Award
Principles of Scrummaging

The Principles of Scrummaging CPD aims to increase the number of players able to play in the scrum, particularly the front row. This course has a blend of theory and practical and will look at exploring England Rugby’s principles of scrummaging, looking at recent developments in scrum coaching and match officiating.

Continuous Match Official Development Courses
Coaching U14 Rugby, CARDS, Principles of Attack, Principles of Defence, Coaching GameChangers

CARDS: This course explores how coaches can develop and use the England Rugby model of developing players who are Creative, Aware, Resilient, Decision Makers and Self - Organisers. We will explore how using challenges and creating problems for players to solve can help develop these skills along with examining of the coaches actions and behaviours to support.

Principles of Attack: This course has a blend of theory and practical and will look at exploring the England Rugby principles of attack- Go Forward, Support, Continuity and Pressure.The practical activities are designed to help coaches to challenge player’s creativity, decision making and self -organisation in attack and includes the use of effective contact skills.

Principles of Defence: This course is a blend of theory and practical which will look at exploring England Rugby’s principles of defence which are: • Assess threats • Cut down options • Get the ball back. The practical activities are designed to help the coach to challenge player’s decision making and self -organisation in defence, whilst developing tackle technique.

Coaching Gamechangers: This workshop explores ideas around shaping and sharing meaningful game based practices to effectively facilitate player development within a fun and inclusive environment. Attendees will be helped to understand the key principles that are necessary for effective game design through a blend of theory and practical.

Director of Rugby Course
Level 3 Coaching Course
Level 4 Coaching Course